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Avatar 2 finally knocked from top box office spot by an unlikely contender

Avatar 2 finally knocked from top box office spot by an unlikely contender

By a surprising contender.

Avatar: The Way of Water is now no longer topping the box office charts thanks to M. Night Shyamalan’s newest horror. Well, we can't win them all.

We're past the point where it's worth digging at Avatar's supposed lack of cultural impact, not only due to the fact that it's made over $2 billion for 20th Century Studios. Is it a slight struggle to remember the names of the characters? Yes. However, Avatar 2 is escapism for swathes of fans who've grown up with a world that is continually being ravaged in the pursuit for profit. The Na'vi are inspired by different native and indigenous peoples who centre their way of life on synchronicity and balance with their natural environment, which is in turn inspiring to those who haven't ever seen that before. And also most agree that Spider should get absolutely annihilated in the next film for saving his not-dad but dad when his not-dad but dad is responsible for his adoptive brother's death. Odd choice that, Mr Cameron.

Ubisoft is developing Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, which is set in the time skip at the start of The Way of Water - check it out:

Avatar 2 ruled the roost at the box office for seven weeks straight, until M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin surged ahead on its opening weekend, according to Variety. Starring stars Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn and Rupert Grint, a family of three are captured by a group of strangers who are intent that the apocalypse is imminent. The only way to prevent it, say their visions, is for this family to sacrifice one of their own.

"The secluded location and home invasion setup might be old as the hills but that’s the extent to which Knock At The Cabin agrees to play by standard rules. This isn’t a horror that trades in shock and gore, adopting instead a deceptively soft, almost gentle air," said Empire's James Dyer. It's reviewing well, so if you've got a free weekend on the horizon, it might be worth a watch.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Studios, Lionsgate

Topics: TV And Film